Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on January 5, 1971 · Page 5
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 5

Alton, Illinois
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Tuesday, January 5, 1971
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Alton Evening Telegraph Tuesday, January 5, 1971 A-5 Food labels Carpenters bias case resumed FDA faces consumer lashing By G. C. THELEN Jr. Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) Consumer groups have lashed out at a Food and Drug Administration plan to rely in part on industry-supported research in drawing new regulations for disclosing nutritional values of food. "Pure and unadulterated fraud," said Robert Choate, self-taught nutrition specialist and breakfast cereal critic. "This is a classic example of going to the fox to ask what the chickens are doing." The fox, so to speak, is the Consumer Research Institute (CUI), Washington, D.C., which acknowledges grocery manufacturers and allied businesses provide its main financial support. The Food and Drug Administration confirmed Monday it wants CRI to conduct free field tests to help the government determine what labeling regulation would best disclose the nutritional soundness of all processed foods. The consumer survey could cost as much as $100,000 but. would be donated to the FDA if approved by the Institute's board, said Dr. Raymond C. Stokes, director of CRI. "Our objective is policy based on fact rather than heat and emotion," Stokes said in an interview. "Our study would allow consumers to have the major voice in the government's decision." Dr. James D. Grant, deputy FDA commissioner and prime mover in the project, said the CRI findings and recommendations would be only one of a number of consumer and industry responses to the government's alternative labeling proposals. "I think there would be dissatisfaction even if something logical emerged from this," said Erma Angevine, executive director of the Consumer Federation of America. "People would wonder what kind of pressure was exerted when industry paid the bill." Morris Kaplan, technical director of Consumers Union, questioned whether the FDA should accept free research from an organization whose backers will be affected directly by the results. The White House Consumer Affairs Office is also concerned about the appearance of impropriety, Nixon administration sources said. The FDA wants to require the industry to label processe d foods—ranging from jelly and peanut butter to orange juice and noodles— with statements indicating nutritional quality. Only the type of ingredients need now be listed, and breakfast cereals are the only major class where nutritional values are emphasized voluntarily, FDA experts said. EAST ST. LOUIS. 111. (UPT) — Testimony was to continue today as the federal government seeks a permanent injunction barring union carpenters from discriminating against blacks in their employment policies. The testimony be.ean Monday before U.S. District Court Judge William Juergens after he denied a government request that the carpenters show cause why they should not be held in contempt of a temporary injunction. The injunction ordered the car- pent ers In return to work on projects where Negro trainees had hem placed. The defendants were the Carpenters' District Council. Local 109 of Fast St. Louis and Local 4SO of Freeburg, III. The carpenters walked off their jobs Nov. 17 when a Negro trainee reported for work on the Illinois 3 highway project approaching the Poplar Street Bridge to St. Louis, Mo. Federal officials, claiming the carpenters were discriminating against the trainee, asked for a temporary injunction to force the union members back to work. Juergens issued the order Nov. 27 but when the government tried to amend the order to specify the Illinois 3 project, the judge refused. At that time, Juergens said the government was "trying to force the union to brenk its own unions by hiring people who have not gone through its apprenticeship program." Juergens also denied Monday a government request that the union be fined $5,000 a day while the carpenters were off their jobs. The union has denied any racial discrimination in its policies and contends the carpenters walked off their jobs because the trainee who reported for work was not qualified. (AnVKRTISF.MKNT) (ADVERTISEMENT) ^TAILORED AT CENTRAL HARDWARE cut lumber to the size you need; a board for a »h«lf or for the fence.. .or lumber for a complete project. Now...Plastic Cream Invention For Artif icialTeeth Artificial Teeth Never For the first time, science offers a plastic crc-iini tluil holds dentures as they've never tx'cn held before--forms an elastic membrane, that helps hold your drn- tiiTrx to the natural tissues: oj your mouth. It's a revolutionary discovery cnllecl FIXODKNT* for daily home use. 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"There is a lot of work to do, and there are a lot of if's in the current plans." Trimm added that the department felt a great need for the improvements, but said it depended on the financial backing as to when the construction started. Constitution's passage shown by official count SPRINGFIELD, HI. (AP) The Illinois State Electoral Board Monday declared passage of the 1970 state constitution in the Dec. 15 special election. The board in its official canvass also declared passage of sections 1A and IB, providing respectively for cumulative voting'in choosing state representatives and for continued election of judges. The results confirmed the unofficial canvass in which vote totals were incomplete. The official canvass also declared defeat of proposals to abolish the death penalty and to allow 18 year olds to vote. The total number of persons voting in the Dec. 15 election was 2,017,717. A majority of those voting in the election was' 1,008,860. 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